Cambridge United told to create 'good memories' for travelling fans at Leyton Orient in Sky Bet League Two
Cambridge United will go in search of a fourth clean sheet in a row on the road when they visit Leyton Orient in Sky Bet League Two tomorrow (Saturday, March 7).
They have proved difficult to break on their travels in the past month, with shut-outs in a 2-0 win at Scunthorpe United and in 0-0 draws at Newport County and Plymouth Argyle.
Maintaining that form will be the plan at Brisbane Road, but the O's, who are six points and six places below the U's in the table, have only lost once in their last five games.
“We’ve defended very well in the last few games away from home and we will have to do that again on Saturday," said U's interim head coach Mark Bonner.
“Leyton Orient are a possession-based team, and tend to have changed the way they’ve played recently with an extra man in midfield and they made some good signings in January.
“Their results haven’t been too bad recently, so we will have to make sure that we’re at our defensive best to shut them out and, as I’ve said on many occasions, we want to make sure we have as much of the ball as we can and create opportunities for ourselves as well.
“We want to give the 1,300 fans that will travel there a performance that they enjoy watching."
The relatively short trip down the M11 means that the Amber Army will travel en masse, and that will be an added boost for the U's.
“It’s a great away day,” said Bonner. “We’ve had some really good ones over the last few years [against Leyton Orient] and to get so many down there on the trains, buses and cars to get behind us, we know when that number of people gather in a corner of the ground what the noise will be like.
“We know there will be a brilliant atmosphere from our crowd and we have to give them something to cheer about. I think back to some games we’ve had before, and it is like that with a great atmosphere.
“Similar, to some of the games we’ve had in the past, like Notts County away last season, where you get a good following, they are moments fans remember.
“They are points in the season they like back at and think ‘what a great away day that was’. We’ve got to do our best to try to make sure we replicate that this time around to give them something to remember and a great day out."
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